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Monsters of Rock
Various Artists
Monsters of Rock
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Monsters of Rock
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Razor & Tie
Original Release Date: 6/2/1998
Release Date: 6/2/1998
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Glam, Arena Rock, Pop Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 793018900423

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Jeannette R. from LEXINGTON, TN
Reviewed on 10/28/2009...
If you are a fan of the 80's hair bands and music of that time...then you will LOVE this CD. Takes me back to lots of great memories...hhmmmm.....

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Great fan a classic metal/rock fan
Darian Dennison | Walla Walla, WA | 05/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Man ain't it a shame that you don't get to hear half of those songs on the radio anymore, man music these days don't even have the magic like music from those days did, this Cd has everything from heavy metal anthems, power ballads and classic rock and this CD is a must for music lovers with an open mind.Quiet Riot: Cum on Feel the Noize
This song is a cover hit from Slade who scored a #1 hit in England with that song and this was Quiet Riot's biggest hit reaching #5 and that's how the heavy metal/rock became a revolution throughout the 1980's, great song to party with. 5/5Great White: Once Bitten Twice Shy
Another cover hit which was originally done by Ian Hunter in 1975 and the song became Great White's biggest hit also reaching #5 on the charts. 4/5Alice Cooper: Poison
Alice Cooper made a huge comeback in 1989 with a monster Top 10 hit with this song and it was the very first song I've ever heard by the wonderful Alice, I had no idea that he was huge back in the early 1970's. 5/5Europe: The Final Countdown
Europe had a Top 10 hit with this song and although they are a metal band, but they do a great job making music for the pop oriented fans and this song gives alot of good memories. 5/5Ratt: Round and Round
Ratt was the prime for those 80's metal bands and they scored a Top 15 hit in 1984 with this song and it was a huge hit with MTV (back when MTV played nothing but videos). 5/5Warrant: Cherry Pie
I think that Warrant is one of the most talented bands of all time cause they have a variety range of music from power ballads, metal anthems and mid tempo rock songs. 5/5Whitesnake: Here I Go Again
Whitesnake reached their biggest hit in 1987 with this song and it still gets timeless airplay to this day, I had no idea that singer David Coverdale was also the singer for Deep Purple (he's the one who replaced the immortal Ian Gillan). 5/5Poison: Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Poison had a #1 hit ballad and they were huge on MTV and I grew up watching their videos back in the late 1980's/early 1990's and it gives me back alot of memories, but I think that this song isn't good enough to be on this CD, I felt that either Talk Dirty to Me or Nothin' But a Good Time would've been a better choice. 4/5Winger: Seventeen
Believe it or not, singer/bassist Kip Winger actually use to be in Alice Cooper and he would go onto fame for a few years with 17, Headed For a Heartbreak, Miles Away and Easy Come, Easy Go before he vanished in 1993 due to the alternative wave. 5/5Living Colour: Personality
Living Colour had their only major hit in 1988 with this song and it recieved alot of airplay on MTV and I still hear this song on the radio and they were a African metal group. 4/5Twisted Sister: Were Not Gonna Take It
Twisted Sister had their only major hit in 1984 with the rebellious Were Not Gonna Take It and they recieved plenty of MTV airplay with I Wanna Rock as well, Twisted Sister is a great band with a bad attitude. 5/5Judas Priest: You Got Another Thing Coming
Judas Priest had their only chart hit in 1982 with this song and they've been selling records since 1974, and I think that Judas Priest is one of the best metal bands of all time and believe it or not, they got sued from inciting two young boys in Sparks, Nevada to commit suicide (One successful), oh well at least Judas Priest sold more records than scoring hit singles. 5/5Cinderella: Nobody's Fool
We return to the ballad format with Cinderella's first major hit in 1986 and personally, I think that either Shake Me or Shelter Me would've been a better choice for this compilation than this song but oh well. 4/5.38 Special: Hold On Loosely
The weakest choice for this CD cause .38 Special isn't a metal band, they're more of a classic rock band than a metal band but this song recieves heavy classic rock airplay. 3/5Autograph: Turn Up the Radio
Autograph scored their only hit in 1984 with this heavy metal anthem and it's a good clean way to listen to heavy metal, I think that Autograph was one of the most talented metal bands of the 1980's and they didn't recieve huge success like they deserved. 5/5Night Ranger: Sister Christian
Night Ranger had their biggest hit in 1984 with this power ballad but this song isn't a great choice for this compilation, Don't Tell Me You Love Me or You Can Still Rock In America would've been much better choices than this, but it's a great song. 4/5If you're a beginner with those hair bands or slowly filling holes in you're music collection, then Monsters of Rock is a great choice but avoid Monsters of Rock Volume 2 isn't that great."
Best 80's Hair Metal compilation
Oliverio Martinez Garza | Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico | 06/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am an 80's music lover but my favorite genre is Heavy Metal so you can imagine how excited I was when I found out about this CD.
Actually; I have this collection although it is a 2 CD set (the one being sold here looks like a "Best of Monsters of Rock" (look for it at

The songs found on the 2 CD set are as follows:


Cum on feel the noise - Quiet Riot
Once bitten, twice shy - Great white
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Round and round - Ratt
Every rose has it's thorn - Poison
Poison - Alice Cooper
Cherry pie - Warrant
Turn up the radio - Autograph
When the children cry - White Lion
Fantasy - Aldo Nova
Fly high Michelle - Enuff Z' Nuff
Bang bang - Danger danger
The warrior - Scandal
Girlschool - Britny Fox
(Can't live without your) Love and affection - Nelson
Heat of the moment - Asia
Owner of a lonely heart - Yes
(I just) died in you arms - Cutting crew


We're not gonna take it - Twisted sister
Here I go again - Whitesnake
The final countdown - Europe
Nobody's fool - Cinderella
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Cult of personality - Living colour
Stone cold - Rainbow
You've got another thing coming - Judas Priest
Seventeen - Winger
Edge of a broken heart - Vixen
Fly to the angels - Slaughter
Your love - Outfield
Love of a lifetime - Firehouse
Hold on loosly - .38 special
Give it to me good - Trixter
Midnight maniac - Krokus
Bonus track:
Fade to blue - .38 special

I know that many of the songs left out of the edited version shouldn't even be here (Outfield, Cutting crew) but there are a few gems that are hard to find (Fantasy, Midnight maniac, edge of a broken heart) and deserve to be re-discovered.

I recommend the Monsters of Rock CD; in any of it's two versions because it puts together some of the greatest metal songs of the decade. If you lived it, you'll love it and if you are discovering 80's metal, this is the best place to start.

BTW: The title "Monsters of Rock" comes from the name given to an annual metal fest performed in Europe during the 80's. There was a one time Monsters of Rock tour in the US in 1988 with the following bands: Van Halen, Scorpions, Kingdome Come & Ozzy Osbourne."